Counterpart and Dave Carter at the Commercial Hotel Morpeth


The fun won’t stop at The Commercial Hotel Morpeth this weekend with Counterpart kicking things off on Friday and Dave Carter providing the hits on Saturday.

Counterpart will provide nothing but good times, high fives and a lot of laughs.

It was these ingredients that led to band members Andy and Simon picking up guitars and starting to make music.

These guys grew up together and learnt to make music their own, jamming in the garage and annoying the neighbours with covers of all their favourite songs til the wee hours of the morning.

Andy strums guitar, as well as providing vocals and percussion while Simon also hits guitar and vocals.

The song choices these guys pick shows the diversity and length of time they have spent together over the years making music.

These guys play all the classic songs heard all over town, but can make an over-played song their own.

Maybe a jazz version of something by The Doors, an acoustic version of a Guns ‘N’ Roses classic, or maybe even a swing version of something by Noiseworks.

Counterpart cover anything from Adele to ZZ Top and everything in between.

Their influences include ACDC, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Ugly Kid Joe, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Pantera, Motley Crue, The Beatles and Ben Harper.

There are so many great songs to be heard, and you just never know what song is coming next when it comes to these guys.

The good times continue on Saturday with Dave Carter performing live.

Carter has been performing and entertaining professionally in Australia for a little over three decades.

He has played and sung on countless albums, singles, soundtracks, TV and radio beds.

He has been a member of many bands over the years, including Alex Smith, Ian Moss, Moving Pictures, 24 Strings, Bob Corbett and the Roo Grass Band, Mark Wells, Bliss, Special Branch, Loonatic Fringe, Love That Hat, The Funbusters, and plenty more.

His song list showcases both originals and covers including The Beatles, U2, Fleetwood Mac, Cliff Richards and Elvis Costello.

Through music, Carter has travelled around Australia and the world, performing at venues and festivals, in front of intimate and enormous audiences.

Dave Carter

Dave Carter

But Carter believes that after a career spanning more than thirty years… he is just warming up!